Modernist Illustration

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Lot 1
RAOUL DUFY (1877 - 1953, FRENCH)
Etude de Papillons.

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Lot 2
KONRAD CRAMER (1888 - 1963, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (A group of four New Year's cards).

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CLARENCE HOLBROOK CARTER (1904 - 2000, AMERICAN)
i) Pipeline, ii) Plowing, iii) Coal.

Cubism & Synchromism

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JAN MATULKA (1890 - 1972, CZECH/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Central Park), and Untitled, (Paris Scene), Double sided.

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JOSEF MEIERHANS (1890 - 1980, SWISS/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Seven Figures).

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JAMES DAUGHERTY (1887 - 1974, AMERICAN)
The Joy of Red.

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JAMES DAUGHERTY (1887 - 1974, AMERICAN)
Abstraction.

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JAMES DAUGHERTY (1887 - 1974, AMERICAN)
In and Out.

Museum of Non-Objective Painting

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RUDOLF BAUER (1889 - 1953, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Three Quarter Female Portrait).

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RUDOLF BAUER (1889 - 1953, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Cafe Society).

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Lot 11
HILLA REBAY (1890 - 1967, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 12
HILLA REBAY (1890 - 1967, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 13
ROLPH SCARLETT (1889 - 1984, CANADIAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Study in Red and Black).

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ROLPH SCARLETT (1889 - 1984, CANADIAN/AMERICAN)
Open Space.

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ROLPH SCARLETT (1889 - 1984, CANADIAN/AMERICAN)
Calculations.

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PENROD CENTURION (1905 - 1986, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Cromorfia Imagina Duro No. 34.

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PENROD CENTURION (1905 - 1986, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Cromorfia Imagina Duro No. 11.

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ALICE MATTERN (1909 - 1945, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Abstraction).

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IRENE RICE PEREIRA (1902 - 1971, AMERICAN)
i)Untitled, and ii)Daytona, (Pair).

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IRENE RICE PEREIRA (1902 - 1971, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Pair).

American Abstract Artists

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IBRAM LASSAW, (1913 - 2003, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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IBRAM LASSAW, (1913 - 2003, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 23
WERNER DREWES (1899 - 1985, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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CHARLES GREEN SHAW (1892 - 1974, AMERICAN)
Sight.

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Lot 25
CHARLES GREEN SHAW (1892 - 1974, AMERICAN)
Separation.

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CHARLES GREEN SHAW (1892 - 1974, AMERICAN)
Sacred Places.

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CHARLES GREEN SHAW (1892 - 1974, AMERICAN)
Biomorphic Connections.

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Lot 28
CARL HOLTY (1900 - 1973, AMERICAN)
Blue Progression.

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CARL HOLTY (1900 - 1973, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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BYRON BROWNE (1907 - 1961, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (#88).

The Club

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GIORGIO CAVALLON (1904 - 1989, AMERICAN)
Untitled, #1/87

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GIORGIO CAVALLON (1904 - 1989, AMERICAN)
Untitled, #330.

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Lot 33
JOHN LITTLE (1907 - 1984, AMERICAN)
Festival.

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Lot 34
JOHN LITTLE (1907 - 1984, AMERICAN)
Guericke.

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JOHN OPPER (1908 - 1994, AMERICAN)
Painting, #32.

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SIDNEY GORDIN (1918 - 1995, AMERICAN)
Summer.

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JUDITH ROTHSCHILD (1921 - 1993, AMERICAN)
Nauset Heights III.

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JUDITH ROTHSCHILD (1921 - 1993, AMERICAN)
Sheild of Achilles XXXVII.

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JUDITH ROTHSCHILD (1921 - 1993, AMERICAN)
Grey Eidolon.

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Lot 40
JUDITH ROTHSCHILD (1921 - 1993, AMERICAN)
Xmas.

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Lot 41
JOHN VON WICHT (1888 - 1970, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Pair).

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Lot 42
JOHN VON WICHT (1888 - 1970, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 43
WARD LOCKWOOD (1894 - 1963, AMERICAN)
Flowering.

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Lot 44
WARD LOCKWOOD (1894 - 1963, AMERICAN)
Improvisation.

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Lot 45
LOUIS RIBAK (1902 - 1979, LITHUANIAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (No. 9)

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PAUL BODIN (1910 - 1994,AMERICAN)
Paul and Virginia.

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Lot 47
PAUL BODIN (1910 - 1994,AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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MICHAEL LEKAKIS (1907 - 1998, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Abstraction).

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Lot 49
EDWARD MILLMAN (1907 - 1964, AMERICAN)
Subterranean.

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Lot 50
MAURICE SIEVAN (1898 - 1981, AMERICAN)
Portalek.

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Lot 51
LEE GATCH (1902 – 1968, AMERICAN)
Requiem.

The Irascibles

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THEODOROS STAMOS (1922 - 1997, AMERICAN)
What the Wind Does, (Still Life, Fire Island).

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ROBERT MOTHERWELL (1915 - 1991, AMERICAN)
Gauloises on Grey #26.

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MICHAEL GOLDBERG (1924 - 2007, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (MG 5).

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Lot 55
MICHAEL GOLDBERG (1924 - 2007, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (MG 3).

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Lot 56
ERNEST BRIGGS (1923 - 1984, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 57
ROBERT RICHENBURG (1917 - 2006, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 58
JIMMY ERNST (1920 - 1984, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Illuminations, #7.

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Lot 59
JOHN GRILLO (1917 - 2014, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (#373).

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Lot 60
FRED MITCHELL (1923 - 2013, AMERICAN)
From the Terrace.

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Lot 61
LUDWIG SANDER (1906 - 1975, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 62
ELAINE FRIED DEKOONING (1904 - 1997, AMERICAN)
Bacchus.

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Lot 63
JUDITH GODWIN (B. 1930, AMERICAN)
Blue Heat, #1.

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PETER BUSA (1914 - 1985, AMERICAN)
Beauty and the Beast.

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CHARLOTTE PARK (1918 - 2010, AMERICAN)
i) Scree, and ii) Hickory, (Pair).

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BUFFIE JOHNSON (1912 - 2006, AMERICAN)
Mist.

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DOROTHY DEHNER (1901 - 1994, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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DOROTHY DEHNER (1901 - 1994, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (No. 3).

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Lot 69
JACK ROTH (1927 - 2004, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 70
JACK ROTH (1927 - 2004, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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MERTON SIMPSON (1928 - 2013, AMERICAN)
Universal Orchestration, 6.

Color Field, Pop & Minimalism

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ALBERT STADLER (1923 - 2000, AMERICAN)
Orbit.

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EMILY MASON (1932 - 2019, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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JAMES HILLEARY (1924 - 2014, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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MICHAEL MICHAELEDES (1927-2015, CYPRIOT/BRITISH)
Untitled.

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JOHN WESLEY (B. 1928, AMERICAN)
7 Maidens.

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Lot 77
WALASSE TING (1929 - 2010, CHINESE/AMERICAN)
i) Hot and Sour Soup, ii) Hot and Sour Soup, iii)Green Banana, (Three Portfolios).

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SOL LEWITT (1928 - 2007, AMERICAN)
Horizontal Brushstroke.

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Lot 79
MARCH AVERY (B. 1932, AMERICAN)
Spring Birches.

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Lot 80
JOHN SKOLLE (1903 1988, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Abstraction, #1.

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Lot 81
STANLEY BATE (1903-1972, AMERICAN)
Untitled, #58.

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Lot 82
XANTI SCHAWINSKY (1904 - 1979, SWISS/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (E-191) from the Eclipse Series.

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Lot 83
MOSHE CASTEL (1909 - 1991, ISRAELI)
Stele du Mignon.

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Lot 84
MORDECAI MOREH (B. 1937, ISRAELI/FRENCH)
Crucified Bird, No. 1.

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Lot 85
MARK DI SUVERO (B. 1933, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

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Lot 86
SEWELL SILLMAN (1924 - 1992, AMERICAN)
Untitled, IV.

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Lot 87
ROBERT NATKIN (1930 - 2010, AMERICAN)
Bath.

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Lot 88
HILTON BROWN (B. 1938, AMERICAN)
Green Diamond.

American Surrealism

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Lot 89
JAMES GUY (1909 - 1983, AMERICAN)
Intellectual Merry-Go-Round.

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Lot 90
HELEN LUNDEBERG (1908 - 1999, AMERICAN)
The Edge.

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Lot 91
LORSER FEITELSON (1898 - 1978, AMERICAN)
Sketch of Nudes.

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Lot 92
XAVIER GONZALEZ (1898 - 1993, SPANISH/AMERICAN)
Oragami and Daisies.

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XAVIER GONZALEZ (1898 - 1993, SPANISH/AMERICAN)
Provincetown.

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KELLY FEARING (1918 - 2011, AMERICAN)
Sacred Beast Walking Gently on a Beach.

Modern & Post-War Art

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Modernist Illustration

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RAOUL DUFY (1877 - 1953, FRENCH)
Etude de Papillons.

Watercolor and crayon on Ingres paper. 480x625 mm; 19x24½ inches. Stamped, Raoul Dufy, lower left.

This work is accompanied by a Photo Certificate, issued by Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, dated February 19, 1991. Certificate Number A91-719.

Estimate

$3,000 – $5,000

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KONRAD CRAMER (1888 - 1963, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (A group of four New Year's cards).

i) Watercolor on folded paper, 1938. 165x127 mm; 6½x5 inches. dated, 1938, lower center.

ii) Pencil, ink, and watercolor on folded paper, 1938. 153x121 mm; 6x4¾ inches. Signed, Konrad, lower center, and dated, 1938, in composition.

iii) Watercolor on card, 1938. 153x108 mm; 6x4¼ inches. Signed, Konrad Cramer, lower center, and dated, 1938, in composition.

iv) Ink, charcoal, and watercolor on folded paper, 1938. 158x121 mm; 6¼x4¾ inches. Signed, Konrad Cramer, lower center, and dated, 1938, in composition.

Provenance: The artist; Eileen Cramer, Woodstock, NY; Acquired by the current owner from above, c.1980.

Estimate

$500 – $700

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CLARENCE HOLBROOK CARTER (1904 - 2000, AMERICAN)
i) Pipeline, ii) Plowing, iii) Coal.

i) Watercolor on paper, 1955. 8¾x11¼ inches. Signed, Clarence H. Carter, and dated, 55, lower right.

ii) Watercolor on paper, 1955. 229x279 mm; 9x11 inches. Signed, Clarence H. Carter, and dated, 55, lower left.

iii) Watercolor on paper, 1955. 191x273 mm; 7½x10¾ inches. Signed, Clarence H. Carter, and dated, 55, upper right.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the current owner.

These three works were commissioned by The First National City Bank of New York, and used in their marketing publications. The bank commissioned many leading American artists to contribute to their publications, Clarence Carter and Walter Tandy Murch amongst the short list of most frequent contributors.

Estimate

$2,500 – $3,500

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Cubism & Synchromism

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JAN MATULKA (1890 - 1972, CZECH/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Central Park), and Untitled, (Paris Scene), Double sided.

Watercolor and charcoal on paper, c.1927. 1381x508 mm; 15x20 inches. Signed, J. Matulka, inscribed, Paris, and numbered, 738, lower right, verso.

Estimate

$4,000 – $6,000

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JOSEF MEIERHANS (1890 - 1980, SWISS/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Seven Figures).

Pastel on paper. 228x279 mm; 9x11 inches.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Snyder Fine Art, NY; Private collection, NJ.

Estimate

$700 – $900

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JAMES DAUGHERTY (1887 - 1974, AMERICAN)
The Joy of Red.

Oil on Masonite, c.1960. 762x463 mm; 30x18¼ inches. Stamped with the artist's estate stamp on verso.

Provenance: Estate of the artist.

In 1912, American artists living in Europe experimenting with Cubist concepts, developed a movement known as Synchromism. Led by Morgan Russell and Stanton MacDonald-Wright, James Daugherty, as well as fellow Americans Andrew Dasburg, Thomas Hart Benton, and Patrick Henry Bruce would gain recognition for contributions of the development of Modern art. The Joy of Red, and the following two lots represent a period in Daugherty's career when he returned to study new avenues stemming from his earliest abstract concepts.

Estimate

$4,000 – $6,000

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JAMES DAUGHERTY (1887 - 1974, AMERICAN)
Abstraction.

Oil on canvasbaord, c.1960. 303x405 mm; 12x16 inches. Stamped with the artist’s estate stamp on verso.

Provenance: Estate of the artist.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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JAMES DAUGHERTY (1887 - 1974, AMERICAN)
In and Out.

Oil on panel, c.1960. 406x304 mm; 16x12 inches. Stamped with the artist’s estate stamp on verso.

Provenance: Estate of the artist.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Museum of Non-Objective Painting

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RUDOLF BAUER (1889 - 1953, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Three Quarter Female Portrait).

Ink, charcoal, and gouache on tan paper, c.1910-20. 470x273 mm; 18½x10¾ inches.

Provenance: Estate of Rudolf Bauer (minority shareholder); Borghi & Co., NY; Herbert Lerner Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL; Portico NY Inc.

The female figure depicted here is most likely drawn from a live subject. Her likeness is repeated in many of Bauer’s early figurative works, though the identity of this model is unknown.

Rudolph Bauer was one of the early pioneers in Non-Objective art, a form of abstraction void of recognizable imagery and reliant on line, color, and form to evoke an emotional and even spiritual reaction from the viewer.

In 1915 Bauer became involved with Der Sturm, a gallery in Berlin run by Herwarth Walden. Walden promoted Bauer’s works as well as artists active in der Blaue Reiter. Also involved with Der Sturm was Hilla Rebay. Bauer and Rebay developed a relationship, at first romantic but eventually a business venture driven by their mutual passion for the promotion of Non-Objective art.

This gouache, and the following drawing are part of a body of illustrative work Bauer created before, and into his time affiliated with Der Sturm.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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RUDOLF BAUER (1889 - 1953, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Cafe Society).

Pencil on tan paper, c.1910-15. 635x470 mm; 25x18½ inches. Estate stamp, lower left.

Provenance: Estate of Rudolf Bauer (minority shareholder); Borghi & Co., NY; Herbert Lerner Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL; Portico NY Inc.

Estimate

$500 – $700

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HILLA REBAY (1890 - 1967, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled.

Watercolor on paper, c.1920. 260x197 mm; 10¼x7¾ inches.

Provenance: The Artist; Hilla Rebay Foundation; Snyder Fine Art, NY; Private collection.

In 1927 Hilla Rebay left Germany for New York City. Her goals, shared by Rudolf Bauer, were to promote Non-Objective art in America, and to find a patron of means to collect and help promote this artistic concept. Solomon R. Guggenheim would be that patron. Rebay at his side and Bauer as their agent in Germany, Guggenheim established a foundation, amassed a collection of Non-Objective art and would eventually house his collection in The Museum of Non-Objective Painting, with Hilla Rebay as his director.

Solomon R. Guggenheim’s foundation, with Hilla Rebay at the helm, gave stipends to artists and encouraged their pursuit of pure abstraction. Many artists benefited from this program, including Rudolf Bauer, Rolph Scarlett, Irene Rice Pereira, Alice Mattern, and Penrod Centurion.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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HILLA REBAY (1890 - 1967, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled.

Watercolor on paper, c.1922. 150x95 mm; 6x3¾ inches.

Provenance: The Artist; Hilla Rebay Foundation; Snyder Fine Art, NY; Private collection.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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ROLPH SCARLETT (1889 - 1984, CANADIAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Study in Red and Black).

Ink, and watercolor on paper, c. 1935. 425x305 mm; 16¾x12 inches. Signed, Scarlett, lower right.

Provenance: The Estate of Rolph Scarlett; Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY; William Meyers, NY.

Exhibited: Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Rolph Scarlett: Listen with Your Eyes, March - April, 2011.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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ROLPH SCARLETT (1889 - 1984, CANADIAN/AMERICAN)
Open Space.

Gouache on brown paper, c.1940. 158x158 mm; 6¼x6¼ inches. Signed, RS, lower right.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; [Blake Benton Fine Art, Cragsmoor, New York].

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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ROLPH SCARLETT (1889 - 1984, CANADIAN/AMERICAN)
Calculations.

Gouache on paper. 190x280 mm; 7½x11 inches. Signed, RS, lower right.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; [Blake Benton Fine Art, Cragsmoor, New York].

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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PENROD CENTURION (1905 - 1986, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Cromorfia Imagina Duro No. 34.

Ink and gouache on paper, 1944. 280x381 mm; 11x15 inches. Signed, Centurion / or / Pentagone, and dated, May 26 / 1944, lower right. Inscribed as titled, lower left.

Provenance: Martin Diamond Fine Arts, NY; Snyder Fine Art, NY; Private collection.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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PENROD CENTURION (1905 - 1986, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Cromorfia Imagina Duro No. 11.

ink and gouache on paper, 1944. 11x15¼ inches. Signed, Centurion or, upper right. Signed, Pentagone or Centurion, and dated, Apr 25 / 1944, lower right. Inscribed as titled, lower left. Signed, Centurion or Pentagone, on verso.

Provenance: Martin Diamond Fine Arts, NY; Snyder Fine Art, NY; Private collection.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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ALICE MATTERN (1909 - 1945, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Abstraction).

Oil on canvasboard, 1939. 432x610 mm; 17x24 inches. Signed, Alice L. Mattern, and dated, '39, upper left.

Provenance: The Artist; Hilla Rebay Foundation; Snyder Fine Art, NY; Private collection.

Estimate

$10,000 – $15,000

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IRENE RICE PEREIRA (1902 - 1971, AMERICAN)
i)Untitled, and ii)Daytona, (Pair).

i) Pastel on paper, 1957. 603x476 mm; 23¾x18¾ inches. Dated, 10/4/57, lower right.

ii) Gouache, pastel, and pencil on paper, 1950. 16¾x14 inches. Inscribed, Daytona, and dated, May 50, lower right.

Provenance: Gary Snyder Fine Art, NY.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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IRENE RICE PEREIRA (1902 - 1971, AMERICAN)
Untitled, (Pair).

i) Pencil, and pastel on paper, 1951. 476x603 mm; 18¾x23¾ inches. Dated, June 1951, lower right.

ii) Penicl and pastel on paper, 1951. 603x476 mm; 23¾x18¾ inches. Dated, 10/4/51, and dated, 10/14, lower right.

Provenance: Gary Snyder Fine Art, NY.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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American Abstract Artists

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IBRAM LASSAW, (1913 - 2003, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

Pencil and watercolor on paper, 1943. 197x260 mm; 7¾x10¼ inches. Signed, Lassaw, and dated, 1943, lower right.

Provenance: The Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection, NY.

Exhibited: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, The Second Wave: American Abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s, Selections from the Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection, September 12 - December 1, 1991. Other venues: Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, February 23 - April 12, 1992; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, October 3 - November 29, 1992.

Published: Strickler, Susan, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, The Second Wave: American Abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s, Selections from the Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection, illustrated, p. 59, plate 23.

In 1936, at the studio of sculptor Ibram Lassaw, a group of artists began meetings and formed the American Abstract Artists group in 1937. As one voice, they overcame the exclusion faced by modernist American artists from museum and gallery exhibitions, and funded shows of their own. Amongst the founding members were Ibram Lassaw, Carl Holty, Charles Green Shaw, Werner Drewes, John Opper, and Giorgio Cavallon. Later members also include John Little, Judith Rothschild, and Sidney Gordin.

Estimate

$2,000 – $3,000

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IBRAM LASSAW, (1913 - 2003, AMERICAN)
Untitled.

Pencil and watercolor on paper, 1941. 210x254 mm; 8¼x10 inches. Signed, Lassaw, and dated, 41, lower right.

Provenance: The Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection, NY.

Exhibited: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, The Second Wave: American Abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s, Selections from the Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection, September 12 - December 1, 1991. Other venues: Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, February 23 - April 12, 1992; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, October 3 - November 29, 1992.

Published: Strickler, Susan, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, The Second Wave: American Abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s, Selections from the Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection, illustrated, p. 59, plate 23.

Estimate

$2,000 – $3,000

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WERNER DREWES (1899 - 1985, GERMAN/AMERICAN)
Untitled.

Watercolor on paper, 1935. 11x8½ inches. Signed, Drewes, dated, 35, and inscribed with artist's device, lower left.

Provenance: The artist; Snyder Gallery, Princeton, NJ; Private collection.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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CHARLES GREEN SHAW (1892 - 1974, AMERICAN)
Sight.

Oil on canvasboard, 1940. 356x254 mm; 14x10 inches. Signed, Charles G. Shaw, and dated, 1940, on verso.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Private collection, NY.

Charles Green Shaw was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. Unlike many of his peers, he possessed the means to travel to Europe and witness Modernist art first hand in the studios and salons of Paris and beyond. This work is a great example of Shaw finding his own language within the greater conversation of expression through line, form, and color. A study for Sight is in the collection of The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, accession number 2015.19.2556.

Estimate

$8,000 – $12,000

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CHARLES GREEN SHAW (1892 - 1974, AMERICAN)
Separation.

Gouache on artists board, 1939. 254x178 mm; 10x7 inches. Signed, Charles G. Shaw, and dated, Nov. 1939, on verso.

Provenence: Estate of the artist; Private collection, NY.

Estimate

$7,000 – $9,000

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The Club

The Irascibles

Color Field, Pop & Minimalism

American Surrealism